Recall Roundup: GM Headlights, Chevrolet Airbags, and Subaru Fluid Leaks

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Chevrolet has issued a recall for variants of the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedan that are equipped with heated and ventilated front seats. According to the automaker, the Automatic Occupant Sensing system, which determines whether or not to activate the front-passenger airbag, might not turn off the airbag if a child seat is placed up front. If an accident occurs, the child might be injured by said airbag. Resetting the ECU and zeroing the seat's sensor will fix the problem.

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Recall Roundup: Volkswagen Airbag Failures and Chrysler Engines Stalling

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Volkswagen has issued a recall for approximately 420,000 vehicles due to an issue with the airbag clock spring. The clock spring, a spiral cable that allows the steering wheel to retain power while turning, might become contaminated with debris. That debris has a chance to tear the clock spring's cable, cutting power to the driver's front air bag, which means it won't go off in a collision. Volkswagen is currently working to develop an improved replacement part.

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Are You Too High to Drive? This New App WIll Help You Figure That Out

Provided you remember to use the app after your fifth bong rip.

With the rise of the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in various corners of the country, law enforcement is struggling to figure out how to track stoned drivers; on-site testing isn't as precise as, say, a breathalyzer, because marijuana-related metabolites can sit in your bloodstream well beyond the time you're actually high. However, enterprising smokers can figure out for themselves if they're okay to drive, thanks to a new app called Canary.

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Oil Is Under $40 a Barrel, Why Are Gas Prices Still High?

Conglomerates claim production issues, and why would they lie?

Remember last year when gas was cheap (at or below $3 a gallon), and we learned about a huge glut in oil supply that might even keep oil prices low for quite a long time. Then winter turned into spring and prices at our nation's pumps began inching back up, just in time for summer, the season of high gas prices.

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Recall Roundup: Mazda Recalls CX-9 for Corroded Suspension Components

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

As you can tell, we've only got one recall from the past week. The sole honor goes to Mazda, which has recalled nearly 194,000 examples of the 2007-2014 CX-9 full-size crossover due to an issue with corroding suspension components. Evidently, water might leak into front ball-joint fittings, which can lead to corrosion; eventually, corrosion might cause the control arm to separate from the ball joint, which can be very troublesome in terms of handling and steering.

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Chevrolet's Service Trucks Will Help Your Stranded Car During the Woodward Dream Cruise

Yes, they'll offer help to cars that don't have a bowtie badge.

If you're a rabid fan of old metal, and especially if you happen to have an old car yourself, you'll know that not every drive goes smoothly. Random issues will make themselves clear at the worst possible time - like, for example, right in the middle of Detroit's Woodward Dream Cruise. Thankfully, Chevrolet's got some extra marketing-budget money lying around, so if your battery goes kaput, there's a Chevrolet Rescue Squad to help you out.

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